Category Archives: 2012 Topps Mound Dominance

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#7 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

ROY HALLADAY

The Dominant Day – October 6, 2010.  On this day, Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in baseball’s postseason history.  It was his debut in the playoffs, and the Reds had no chance against the dominant Halladay.  In the complete game, Halladay threw 104 pitches en route to 8 strikeouts and a victory for the Phillies.

Progress – 7/15

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-6 – Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-6 – Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#6 – Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals

BOB GIBSON

The dominant day – October 2, 1968.  Gibson became a national presence at the conclusion of this game.  On the biggest stage in major league baseball, Gibson’s Cardinals team was facing the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.  Gibson started Game 1 of the series and went on to dominate the Tigers by throwing a complete game while allowing just 5 hits and zero runs.  Gibson struck out 17 batters on the day while walking just one.

Progress – 6/15

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-5 – Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-5 – Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#5 – Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics

DENNIS ECKERSLEY

The dominant day – October 28, 1989.  This baseball card celebrates Dennis Eckerlsey’s dominant performance in Game 4 of the 1989 World Series.  The game was the clinching game for the championship and it only took four pitches from ‘Eck’ to seal the win and the championship for the Oakland Athletics.  He recorded an out via bunt, a flyball out, and an infield ground-out.

Progress – 5/15

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-4 – Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-4 – Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#4 – Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles

JIM PALMER

The dominant day – October 6, 1966.  In his first World Series appearance, Jim Palmer dazzled as he took control of the game and dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Sandy Koufax.  Palmer threw a complete game shutout, while allowing just 4 hits in the contest.  He struck out 6 batters and walked three while securing victory for the Orioles.

Progress 4/15

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-3 – Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-3 – Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#3 – Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

SANDY KOUFAX

The dominant day – October 2, 1963.  On this day in 1963, Sandy Koufax and his Dodgers teammates were on the verge of capturing the 1963 World Series title.  Facing the Yankees, and with their ‘ace’ on the hill, the Dodgers won the game and the title.  As for Koufax, he was superb – complete game, 6 hits allowed, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 15 strikeouts against 10 batters.

Progress – 3/15

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card#2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

JUSTIN VERLANDER

The dominant day – June 12, 2007.  On this day, Verlander threw the first of the two no-hitters of his career thus far.  This performance was superb – 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 12 strikeouts, just 4 walks, and 112 pitches thrown.  The Tigers beat the Brewers by a score of 4-0.  And, amazingly, Verlander was just as dominant in the ninth inning as he was in the 9th – he was clocked at 102 MPH in inning number nine!!

Progress – 2/15

 

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-1 – Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-1 – Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds

I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set.  The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.

The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.

This is card #1 – Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds

The dominant day – June 16, 1978.  On this day, Seaver threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals.  This was Seaver’s lone no-hitter of his career.  In the game, he struck out three while walking three and allowing no hits and nor runs.  The Reds beat the Cardinals 4-0.

Progress – 1/15

Here Is The Checklist For The 2012 Topps Mound Dominance Subset. Now, It Is Time To Collect!!!

Here Is The Checklist For The 2012 Topps Mound Dominance Subset.  Now, It Is Time To Collect!!!

I am really eager to get this new subset going.  The more that I review the checklist, the more excited I get to get this thing started.

So, I am off to get my shop on.

But first, here is a look at the full checklist:

  • #MD-1   Tom Seaver
  • #MD-2   Justin Verlander
  • #MD-3   Sandy Koufax
  • #MD-4   Jim Palmer
  • #MD-5   Dennis Eckersley
  • #MD-6   Bob Gibson
  • #MD-7   Roy Halladay
  • #MD-8   Nolan Ryan
  • #MD-9   Phil Niekro
  • #MD-10 Armando Galarraga
  • #MD-11 Warren Spahn
  • #MD-12 Bob Feller
  • #MD-13 Jon Lester
  • #MD-14 John Smoltz
  • #MD-15 Dwight Gooden

That’s a pretty impressive group of pitchers right there.

I am so ready to do this!!!